Beaumaris Castle will host one of the biggest events of the year this August, when the castle will be transformed back to medieval times.
Knights will do battle to conquer the land, jesters and musicians will entertain, and the townsfolk will demonstrate how life was in medieval Wales. There will be demonstrations of medieval life, living history, crafts, games, armoury talks and a chance to try out some armour, archery displays and have-a-go archery, sword fighting, music and more.
The chapel will have beautiful music echoing through the newly refurbished tower where musicians will play traditional Welsh and medieval music.
Come and meet the birds of prey and learn how these birds were used in medieval times. There will also be a chance to hold one of these magnificent birds. Children will have the opportunity to make their own owl mask, learn about the birds and even dissect an owl pellet.
Come and meet the dragons and take part in the dragon parade. They'll be roaming the castle, and you can even join in the dragon land speed record and defeat the knights as you go.
Also look out for the executioner!
Jesters will entertain and get up to mischief, and perform some fantastic skills and dangerous stunts.
And there will also be craft and food stalls offering varied gifts and refreshments throughout the day.
There’ll be so much going on you may need to come back the following day! It’s normal admission to get in, but why not purchase an annual membership to visit all of Cadw’s sites across Wales?
Dates, times and prices
22 Aug - 27 Aug 2018
10am - 5pm
Adult - £6.90
Family - £20.00*
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
Student and child under 16 - £4.10
Senior Citizen - £5.50
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16
Facilities and information
- Limited on street parking, pay and display parking nearby
- Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
- From November 2017, dogs on leads will be welcome at the castle. Please dispose of dog foul responsibly, away from the monument.
- Please do not feed bread products to the birds. Bread is harmful to the birds.
- No smoking
- Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
- This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
Postcode LL58 8AP
Road A545 (Menai Bridge) A5 (Bangor).
Rail 15km/9mls Bangor, Crewe-Bangor/Holyhead route.
Bus Ena’s 100m/110yards, routes 53/57/58 Bangor-Beaumaris-Llandonna/Penmon.
Bike NCN Route No.5 (5km/3mls).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.